• Short Summary

    THE DUTCH NAVY IS KEEPING AN ANXIOUS WATCH ON GIANT PATCHES OF CRUDE OIL SPREADING ACROSS THE NORTH SEA FROM A SUNKEN NORWEGIAN TANKER.

  • Description


    AERIAL VIEWS SUNKEN TANKER AND OIL PATCH; INTERIOR AIRCRAFT COCKPIT; AERIAL VIEW DUTCH COAST.




    Initials GEM/V/CR/SGM



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE DUTCH NAVY IS KEEPING AN ANXIOUS WATCH ON GIANT PATCHES OF CRUDE OIL SPREADING ACROSS THE NORTH SEA FROM A SUNKEN NORWEGIAN TANKER. THE OIL IS MOVING TOWARDS THE DUTCH COAST, AND COULD RUIN BEACHED FOR THE COMING SUMMER SEASON.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE DUTCH NAVY'S RESCUE SQUADRON ARE FLYING OVER THE SUNKEN TANKER AND THE HUGE PATCHES OF OIL SPREADING FROM IT. A STORM HAS TWISTED THE TANKER'S HOLDS TO RELEASE THE OIL INTO THE WATER. ONE PATCH, MOVING TOWARDS HOLLAND, IS MORE THAN SIX MILES (ALMOST 10 KILOMETRES) LONG.

    THERE ARE SEVERAL GERMAN SHIPS STANDING BY AT THE WRECK OF THE TANKER, WHICH STILL HOLDS 30,000 TONS OF CRUDE OIL. THE DANISH COAST IS ALSO THREATENED. IF THE OIL COMES ASHORE, BEACHES WILL BE RUINED FOR DUTCH AND DANISH SUMMER HOLIDAY-MAKERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACZYJILSXGTBV36MQ7BECHY47V
    Media URN:
    VLVACZYJILSXGTBV36MQ7BECHY47V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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